Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2018 / 10:51 am
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has expressed disappointment with a Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban, which prohibits nationals from several countries from entering the U.S.
"The travel ban targets Muslims for exclusion, which goes against our country's core principle of neutrality when it comes to people of faith," said the statement, issued by Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, who chairs the U.S. bishops' migration committee, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, who chairs the religious freedom committee.
"We are disappointed in the Court's ruling because it failed to take into account the clear and unlawful targeting of a specific religious group by the government," continued the statement.
"The Catholic Church takes a strong stand against religious discrimination, and we will continue to advocate for the rights of people of all faiths, as well as serve migrants and refugees through our various ministries."